Dominions II: Shepherds of Creation scenario


Nereus

Old man of the Sea
The Irreproachable One
Daimon of the Deep



Icy sea.
Living sea.
Sea of arcane wonders.

And He came.

He was a bodied spirit and had the power to create.

He said: I am the creator, I am Nereus.

And He brought life to the icy waters.

Under His dominion the sea of tears came alive with fish and beasts of the deep. And He embraced them and protected them from the cold.

And the Shepherd of Creation said: I am the creator, I alone decide who will be frozen in these waters.

And he took from his own spirit and gave to the creatures of the icy sea so they became aware.

And he said: I am the creator, I have made you what you are. You are atlantians and above all in the creation, you have my spirit.

And the atlantians multiplied and populated the deep waters.

But soon the atlantians met with lesser beings. Humans of warm flesh. They were weak beings and drowned in the waters. The Shepherd was intrigued. Death was a rare event among the atlantians.

He said: I am the creator, I decide who drowns and who lives.
And he taught his minions how to breath air.

But the humans sailed in ships of wood and built halls of stone and atlantians became envious and asked their Shepherd why the lesser beings had ships and homes and thay had not.

So the Shepherd of Creation went to the reefs of shallow waters and taught himself how to form it to his will.

And He said: I am the creator, I make it all. You do not need ships to sail, but I give you towers and arms that you can sink the ships in their harbors.
And he made towers of coral for the atlantians to live.


Then came the Demiurge.
It said: I am the creator. I am your God. I am Baphomet.

And the atlantians answered: You are not the creator, we worship Nereus.

The Demiurge became fire and rage. He called on Nereus, ready to devour him, but Nereus was of the same spirit and refused to heed the call.

The Demiurge retreated to the center of it all, the Throne of the World, where the humans were born. Here he brought angels into existance and sent them to command the humans and unmake the atlantians of the frozen forests.

Nereus realized the weakness of the Demiurge and called the atlantians to arms. He saw that other bodied spirits followed his lead. If one of them would capture the Throne of the World there would be a new Demiurge and a new era would begin. An era without humans.

And the war began.



Nereus

Old man of the Sea
The Irreproachable One
Daimon of the Deep


Nereus, the Old Man of the Sea is one of the seven shepherds of creation. His underwater realm is one of cold and hidden magic. He has spawned fifty daughters that accompany and serve him. His atlantians inhabits the vast realms drowned by the tears of Baphomet.

Magic:
* Water: 9
* Astral: 4
* Nature: 4

Dominion strength: 6
Scales:
* Order: 0
* Productivity: -1
* Heat: -3
* Growth: 0
* Fortune: 0
* Magic: 2

Fortress: Kelp Fortress